The centre, based at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital, will provide radiotherapy treatment for Worcestershire’s cancer patients.
The new two-storey building will be built with space for five linear accelerators and a digital x-ray treatment machine. The facility enables greater and more effective targeting of tumours, creating less damage to surrounding tissue.
Lend Lease designed and built the original 452-bed hospital on a greenfield site next to Worcester Royal Infirmary’s Newtown site. When it opened for patients in May 2002 it was one of the first healthcare facilities delivered under the PFI hospital programme. Lend Lease continues to provide the estate management services to the hospital via its contract with Worcester Hospital SPC Limited, the Trust’s PFI partner.
The new centre will be linked to the main Worcestershire Royal Hospital building for the transfer of in-patients and has been designed to allow expansion when required. It will be built in front of the A&E department and opens to patients at the end of 2014.
Lend Lease executive director Michael Dyke said: “This is an excellent example of our long standing relationship with a major NHS Trust – we look forward to delivering this new radiotherapy centre.
“This latest success builds on the strong start we have made to 2013, in which we have announced the £170m contract to build Kings Gate House for Land Securities and made strong progress on our £1.5bn Elephant & Castle project. We will be putting the first cranes in the air, at One The Elephant, in the next few months.”